STARTER

KHAMAN DHOKLA

DHOKLA2

INGREDIENTS-

                           FOR BATTER OR PASTE:
1 CUP GRAM FLOUR (BESAN),1/2 CUP CURD (YOGURT – THICK AND NON-SWEET),1/4 CUP WATER,1 TSP SUGAR,1 TBSP OIL,1 PINCH TURMERIC POWDER/YELLOW FOOD COLOR
1/4 TSP SALT,1 TSP GREEN CHILI (FINELY CHOPPED INTO SMALL CIRCULAR PIECES)
1 TSP FRUIT SALT (ENO)
1 TSP GINGER PASTE

FOR SEASONING:
1 TSP MUSTARD SEEDS,2 TSP CORIANDER LEAVES (CHOPPED INTO SMALL PIECES)
2 TSP SUGAR,4 GREEN CHILI (SLICE EACH INTO 2 PIECES BY CENTER),10 CURRY LEAVES
1 CUP WATER,1/2 TBSP OIL.

PROCESS

  1. ADD GRAM FLOUR, CURD AND 1/4 CUP (1 CUP=540 ML) WATER IN A BOWL. MIX IT WELL TO REMOVE ALL VISIBLE LUMPS. MIX IT FOR 1 MINUTE.
  2. ADD REST OF THE INGREDIENTS: GINGER, SALT, TURMERIC AND GREEN CHILI. MIX WELL AGAIN.
  3. ADD 1 TSP SUGAR ALONG WITH 1 TBSP OIL AND MIX WELL AGAIN. IT SHOULD TAKE ABOUT TOTAL OF 2 MINUTES FOR MIXING.
  4. BATTER IS READY. LETS GET THE DHOKLA DISH/PAN READY.
  5. Grease the dish/pan so that the Dhokla does not stick to the bottom or any corner of the dish.

The pan should be Microwave safe. We are using a plastic based pan, you can use any other pan too.

  1. ADDTHE ENO IN THE BATTER AND MIX IT. WE NEED TO IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER THE BATTER INTO THE GREASED PAN AFTER MIXING IT.
  2. Transfer the batter into our greased pan. Do remember to fill up only 75% (height) of the pan. Mixture will grow substantially in its volume and become fluffy within a minute. Dhokla dish is now ready to go into Microwave.
  3. Keep the pan in Microwave for 4 minutes on high power. There may or may not be any power selection option in your device.

But, you should select the highest power level, if you have the option.

  1. Take out the pan from Microwave after 4 minutes.
  2. SLICETHE DHOKLA INTO SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR SHAPED PIECES BEFORE MAKING THE SEASONING. MARK HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL CUTS. YOU CAN KEEP THE SIZE OF YOUR DHOKLA SLICES AS PER YOUR CHOICE. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 2×2 INCH PIECES.
  3. STARTWITH THE SEASONING: HEAT 1/2 TBSP OIL IN A PAN ON HIGH FLAME FOR 30 SECONDS. ADD MUSTARD SEEDS AND WAIT FOR ANOTHER 30 SECONDS.
  4. AFTER30 SECONDS, TURN THE STOVE TO MEDIUM FLAME. NOW ADD GREEN CHILI, CURRY LEAVES AND CORIANDER LEAVES. MIX WELL.
  5. ADD1 CUP OF WATER AND 2 TSP SUGAR. MIX WELL.
  6. TURNTHE STOVE ON HIGH FLAME AND LET IT COOK FOR 3 MINUTE.

AFTER 3 MINUTE, SWITCH OFF THE STOVE. NOW DIRECTLY TRANSFER THE SEASONING ON TO THE DHOKLA PIECES.

  1. SPREAD IT EVENLY ALL OVER THE PIECES SUCH THAT EACH PIECE GETS TO TASTE THE SEASONING AND GETS FLUFFY.
  2. KEEP DHOKLA ASIDE FOR 10 MINUTES. THIS WILL HELP THE SEASONING SETTLE DOWN AND REACH ALL THE CORNERS OF DHOKLA. IT WOULD ALSO HELP MOIST THE INTERNAL PORTIONS OF DHOKLA PIECES.

ENJOYYYY….HAPPY COOKING….                                       

                                                                SAYAN MAJUMDER 

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